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and that because of joe biden, because of michael bloomberg, because of former congressman gabrielle giffords that there is a possibility of doing something now or is it simply the possibility of beginning the conversation? >> the it seems like it was the beginning of a conversation that would end in failure even two, three weeks back. if you talked to people that were inside the white house and working with joe biden i don't think there was a lot of hope that they thought they could ever get through an assault weapon ban in the house and the senate. for actually, though, it's not been michael bloomberg's actions over the past several weeks or gabrielle giffords or joe biden's that i think has made the biggest difference. i think the reason why the political landscape is moving as quickly as it is on this issue and why the polls are moving is because the abhorrent behavior of the national rifle association and their reaction not only to newtown but wayne lapierre's press conference, the news of the past few days of a commercial that actually talked about the president's own children and takes
. new york mayor michael bloomberg said on "morning joe" that most americans want the reforms that the nra and its affiliates push so hard against. >> all they have to do is just accept reasonable restrictions. nobody is trying to take away your gun. nobody is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply we're trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> today the mayor's anti-illegal guns group is going on air with an ad that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed earl
in a statement attacking new york's mayor michael bloomberg saying quote, our stand is about basic economic fairness. bloomberg's ban attacks the little bay while giving a pass to big corporations. the mayor michael bloomberg isn't taking it quietly. >> the naacp, in all fairness it's the local chapter and not the national, but for them to do this is such an outright disgrace how they can look themselves in the mirror and knowing they are hurting the life expectancy and the quality of life for the people that most deserve. the same is true for this hispanic organization that sold their soul because a lot of hispanic kids are overweight as well. >> the hispanic federation called the remarks by bloomberg friday, quote, irresponsible. joining me here louis reyes who is also an attorney and also a "usa today k" columnist. i did invite the naacp and hispanic regulation united states because their position puzzled us. we offered them a variety of time slots and neither group could make it work with their schedules, you, however, have been kind enough to join us and based on your recent writings y
to drive his car. >>> new york city michael bloomberg had some high praise for vice president joe biden telling politico quote, you know joe biden, you can joke about him all you want but he's got a set of -- yeah and he says what he believes and he forced the focus on gay marriage. end quote. high praise. the dow is approaching 14 k after rising 72 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were mixed. overseas trading saw it boost. the nikkei shot up 247 points while the hang seng climbed 166 to fin injury today. it's a busy day ahead on wall street. this morning we'll see if amazon stock don't rise. i want shot up after the bell thanks to strong quarterly profits. also keep an eye on chesapeake today the energy company got a late news on embattled ceo is stepping down and will leave the company april 1st. also new this morning toyota is recalling more than 1 million vehicles for to separate issues one dealing with potential airbag issues in some 2003 and 2004 corollas. others involved windshield wipers. lots of buzz on research and motion when the long awaited blackberry 10 is released at 10:00 a
of prison. he's served five years for corruption and now 78 years old. >>> and michael bloomberg had had high praise for joe biden telling politico, you know, joe biden, you can joke about him but he has a set of, fill in the blanks, and he says what he believes and is forced to focus on gay marriage. that's your scrambled politics. >>> turning to australia where massive flooding caused by the remnants of a cyclone has forced 7,500 people from their it homes. there's no power in most of the joan and officials are warning to be careful about drinking water. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to bill karins. >> it's been a busy night. a lot of rough storms. tornado sirens in kentucky and tennessee. here's the recap. four tornadoes so far reported. no fatalities. no towns destroyed. a lot of isolated homes with roofs off. a lot of those things of those nature. the blue dots are wind reports. they are plowing their way through areas of indiana, kentucky, tennessee, through mississippi. we'll include alabama in this and areas of eastern tennessee and kentucky. the most dangero
that they actually in the background check process they tried to tighten that up. we heard from michael bloomberg who said with the stroke of a pen president obama would be able to make sure that that is improved even further that more agencies are sharing information about who is mentally ill. there are privacy issues andlytandlyte -- lawsuits will get in the way of this. it is involving congress and the biggest thing that they think they will be able to achieve with the least resistance is closing the gun show loop hole where so many people can purchase weapons without a background check. the white house wants for congress to pursue the assault weapons ban to ban high count magazines or clips as you may know them. definitely the perspective of the white house is that legislative action is needed but they may have room to go their own way on some things. >> emotional joe biden says this time it will be different. thank you so much for that. i want to talk about piers morgan. he is in the middle of the fierce gun violence debate. he has been talking about it almost every night since the shootings. hi
. >> coming up, new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >> well said. >> general stanley mcchrystal and former security advisor dr. brzezinski. first, bill cakarins with a loo at the forecast. >> thank you, mika. a nice warm day across much of the country. it's a little chilly. if you're traveling in the greater houston or galveston area, have showers or thunderstorms heading your way about local time 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. is when we see the worst rolling through, pretty much from now maybe until about 6:00 or 7:00. if you're flying, i think most of the airlines won't start up until after the rain is gone. then we have another round of showers and thunderstorms later on today. damaging winds and possibly tornadoes. and we're watching south florida and much of the nation. the snow is melting in a hurry across missouri, illinois, indiana, through the great lakes. even illinois going to do significant snow melt. 44 in boston and 53 in washington d.c. pretty incredible this time of the year. as we go throughout this week, no signs of cooler air. rain in this east thursday-friday and another warm
is of course new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he has been thinking strategically about this issue for a long time, in ways that are now beginning to pay off. >> does that dynamic change now? does the nra have disproportionate power? you argued a moment ago that they didn't have the power they once had in a presidential election. >> look, i'll give you a good example. one of the things they decided to do in this last election was to support some candidates that were running against those that had great records with the nra, where the nra was putting their money into one side. i decided to put my money into the other side. >> joe baca in california one of those democrats that you -- >> we won four out of seven. four out of seven where the nra supported every one of those four and we won with a small amount of money. there is this myth that the nra is so powerful -- >> mr. bloomberg's experimental anti-nra pac spending, it did focus on seven races in 2012. he didn't win all of them. but he did win four of those races. and it didn't take him a ton of money to do it. and as we reported
donation of $350 million, new york mayor michael bloomberg, that's not him right there though, that's lindsey graham, michael bloomberg has become the most generous university donor of in the united states. he has now given a total of $1.1 billion to his school. not bad for a guy who was apparently, his first donation to johns hopkins was 5 bucks about the year after he graduated and if you think you've seen the last of grover norquist. the tax activist has thrown his hat back into the ring, not over taxes this time but in support of statehood for puerto rico. norquist will appear at a press conference this week with former republican governor luis fortuno and some analysts say the president declared liberalism alive and well during his inaugural address what does that mean for his second-term agenda? and the super bowl may become a platform this year to support gay marriage, at least if one baltimore ravens player has his way. i'll talk to dave zarin who has a new book about the impact of politics on sports. a fascinating read. this is msnbc, the place for politics. when you have d
, maryland. this is where michael bloomberg is expected to speak at a gun seminar. it's a gun control summit. maybe we'll check in later to see what he has to say. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. >> the big question they are facing right now, is it better to reopen it or to just tear it down completely? the site of last month's mass shooting killed 20 children and six adults is still a crime scene. sandy hook students and teachers are holding glasses now at a school in a neighboring town. residents discussed what to do with the vacant school. >> i still think we should respect [ indiscernible ] or the [ indiscernible ] [ inaudible ] to happen to that school. >> residents discuss the possibility of tearing the school down completely or demolishing only the portion where the people were killed. some say it should stay standing and reopen. school officials plan to meet privately with victims' families for their input. >>> after the mass murder at sandy hook public schools in san francisco
as a civil rights activist. it is part of three days of booktv. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg is calling on congress and the white house to reduce gun violence. he spoke at johns hopkins university in baltimore. he said congress is hampering baltimore efforts. he was joined by maryland governor martin o'malley for this event. >> it is important to note where we are gathering. in the past year alone, there were more than 2700 gun related crimes in baltimore. sadly, this is a place where gun violence is not a surprising event. on this anniversary, gathered in a city that must contend daily with the unforgiving toll of gun violence, the importance of this summit cannot be overstated. because our conversations, it will be on the backdrops of a bleak record. it is tempting to regard this summit as one more exercise in futility. the skeptics feel good ideas are no match for the formidable interests that oppose gun control legislation. town.is even after new t i urge a more optimistic view. it is predicated on the belief we are not tethered to the matrix of inadequate national gun la
huddles behind closed doors on the issue of gun control, gabby giffords and michael bloomberg begin their fight against the nra. >>> good to be with you here on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. and i want to begin with the plane boeing says will define the future of the air travel. but for the last month or so, if you've been following this with us, the 787 dreamliner has made most of its headlines really for all these mechanical problems. here is just the latest, just a couple of hours ago, this japan airline, 787, was preparing to leaf above then when it started leaking fuel. so guess what happened? flight had to be canceled. and just yesterday morning, same airport, boston's logan airport, small fire broke out on yet another japan airline 787, just about 30 minutes after its arrival from tokyo. all the passengers and crew, they had already left the plane, but there is still a lot to talk about when we talk about what is supposed to be the revolutionary jet. let me begin with sandra endo, watching today's issue for us from washington. sandra, what happened now? >> yeah, brooke. a
following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th of salt and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. if she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returned to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and the house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a new iphone may be in the works and it is likely " cheaper " than the one you already have. it is incredible on video. a great white shark sighting off the coast of florida. how'd it is helping researchers is coming up next. it is a judgment day for barry bonds. he will find out his hall of fame fate. mark will have more on this story a little later. we will be right back area . >> new this morning. ap
on reducing the imbalance and america. new york city michael bloomberg will be speaking. tomorrow vice president bided well offer his recommendations of the white house on how to deal with gun violence in the u.s.. >> residents and the town conn are facing a difficult decision one month after the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary school. should the building be torn down turned to the mehserle museum or should be reopened? residents packed a high school auditorium to discuss the issue as the town struggles to deal with the tragedy. opinions vary on what to be dealt with the building. the town's sensibility traged >> my own opinion is i don't wanna see the land and buildings stay empty. >> president obama has made it clear that he is ready for a fight over his response to this and trying to get more done control. the nra is gearing up for a battle to end says that eight of assault weapons ban battle to end says that eight of assault weapons ban would get staples is the number 1 office super store ink retailer in america. battle to end says that eight of assault weapons ban would g
to take you to baltimore now, it is the johns hopkins summit on gun control. mayor michael bloomberg is speaking. >> including private sales at gun shows and online. these private sales now account for more than 40% of all gun sales nationally, which means that in 2012 alone, there were more than 6 million gun sales that happened with no background checks. many of those guns, being sold are handguns which are used in about 90% of all firearms murders. and across the united states, more than 80% of gun owners and more than 90% of americans support requiring background checks for all gun sales. so there's really no debate here, it's common sense. we have laws on the books that require background checks when dealers sell guns, it's time for the president and congress to make that the law of the land for all sales. 40% where the law does not apply means the law is basically a sham. second, congress should make gun trafficking a federal crime n new york city, 85% of the weapons that we recover from crime scenes come from out of state sources but federal laws designed to curtail sales of a
, conn. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg is supporting tighter gun laws. >> i think all of us know that joe biden is not a shrinking violet when it comes to crime and gun problem in this country. >> wal-mart, a major seller of firearms was invited to discuss gun control with biden. they said they could not make the meeting but would continue ongoing conversations with the white house. >> i am ed spayne reporting. >> the final witness will be called today in the preliminary hearing for james holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater shooting in july. >> yesterday, authorities tested the homes spent more than two months putting together an arsenal allegedly used in the attack. >> they also say, holmes had bought tickets to the midnight ringing of the dark knight returns nearly two weeks before. >> the washington national cathedral was and began performing same-sex marriages. >> cathedral officials say the church will be among the first the episcopal congregations to implement in the life of marriage--new right of marriage. >>
groups like the new one formed by gabrielle giffords or michael bloomberg who has money to put behind it. they want to be counterweight for the nra. it will take a long time to do that. the public is willing to see some more gun restrictions like background checks, maybe a been a of high capacity magazines. but the reason the president and the vice president talk about the executive orders that can't do that much is because they understand how difficult it will be to get the legislation of any type passed through this congress. he can bolster the data collection and ban import of assault weapons but not much else he can do by himself. >> bret: look, the polls. recent poll, the quinnipiac poll if virginia. and they asked do you favor background checks at gun sho shows? 92% favor that. 7% oppose. this is registered virginia voters. obviously, virginia is a state that democrats passed election. and a pretty fair assessment. split. other question do you favor putting armed police officers in public schools? 66% favor. 29% oppose. actually when you broke it down it was 7 #% republicanssh -- 7
grandparents in a different state and investigator is say they understand why they abducted him. >>> michael bloomberg is now fighting to reduce the abuse of prescription pain killers. could that be nearly as important as a 16-ounce soda? >>> the deadly flu outbreak has grown to epidemic status the official word from the center for disease control in atlanta. responsible for 7.3% of deaths in the u.s. last week. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get
. michael bloomberg's anti-gun group is offering a new appeal from the mother of the youngest tucson victim. >> i have one question for our political leaders. where will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? >> haggling over hagel. the president's nominee has his work cut out for him, even among some democratic senators. >> i want to get an explanation about his position in regards to iran. he has been very reluctant to support tough sanctions. >> demonstrators protest against john brennan's role in shaping controversial interrogation techniques after 9/11. matsch husband masterpiece. >> dearest mary. now you tell me all of your wedding plans, and i'll see what i can do to improve them. >> the opening night. a huge success for pbs. nearly eight million fans watched the downtown abby third season premier. we have an exclusive look behind the scenes at the making of the hit series. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. white house is now gearing up for two big confirmation fights. the president's nominees for defense secretary and cia director. joining me now for
leader willing to stand up to the gun lobby is new york mayor michael bloomberg. his gun control group produced that ad that you just saw with christina's mother. he confirmed yes, that he's advising vice president joe biden that joe biden's task force will present to the president. it will likely include universal background checks, national database for gun sales mental health checks hasher penalties for guns near schools. all of these are steps in the right direction but today "new york times" columnist called on mayor bloomberg to do more than just advise on policy. he called on him to put his money where his mouth is. and this is what he wrote quote, millions of americans indeed, a majority of them agree with you. they are looking for somebody to lead the charge against the nra. it is an effort worthy of your talents and your money. of course, mayor bloomberg does have the funds for it. in fact, while the nra spent $17 million on the 2012 election mayor bloomberg has a net worth of $22 billion. if money can, in fact, shape public opinion mayor bloomberg could bury the nra. today t
, chris christie, and new york mayor, michael bloomberg all come out publicly in support of an overhaul to our gun laws? pretty good start. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: it's been nearly four weeks since the sandy hook shootings, and said for the first time since then, the connecticut legislature was back in session. governor dan malloy made on emotional plea to lawmakers some of them from newtown itself a plea to take action in memory of the victims. >> and yet in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we also saw the best of our state. teachers and a therapist that sacrificed their live pros texting students. a principal and school psychologist that ran into harm's way. our brave connecticut state troopers, newtown's local law enforcement and firemen and others that responded courageously when called upon. sorry. >> jennifer: it's okay. it's heart breaking. but it also offers some hope that connecticut will move forward on gun control legislation whether or not washington does. and it's not just connecticut. in new york governor and
it up. bob, i would like your opinion on this. the ncaa, they initially stood with michael bloomberg when he announced the new york soda ban but now they joined lawsuit against the city. big soft drink companies, got naacp to stand with them, in the lawsuit, saying that the ban is racist. >> bob: here is the problem, with naacp. they receive a lot of money from soft drink industry for other things they are doing and the programs that were funded. king and spalding is doing it pro bono for naacp. they should step back and let somebody else take it who does not have a direct conflict with the soft drink industry. >> eric: why does the naacp get money from soft drink industry? >> bob: coca-cola gives enormous money for research. >> dana: research and also they run fitness programs, after-school programs in urban centers. >> andrea: this law isn't racist. it's stupid. this is one of the dumbest thing that bloomberg has ever done. i like to see the groups going after each other. the dem on dem violence is fun to watch. but this law is just dumb. period. i mean, it's one of block block's i
hosting a summit on reducing gun violence. speakers have included new york city mayor michael bloomberg and maryland governor martin o'malley. this afternoon at 4 eastern they'll hold a news conference to release their recommendations. we'll have that live as well here on c-span2. the house of representatives is working today, they're working on a bill on hurricane sapty relief. they're -- sandy relief. they're just underway. we spoke to a capitol hill reporter earlier today to find out more about where the bill stands. >> host: first, eric lawson is a staff writer for the hill newspaper here in washington. joining us on the phone. just walk us through the agenda for the house. the senate is not in, but the house is back. why? what are they doing? >> guest: well, first off, they're going to do a reading of the constitution. that's something that was new when republicans took over the house in 2011. it was part of their pledge to america, and they're doing that. but in the afternoon and evening, we'll move into a debate of votes on the hurricane sandy relief package. all told it's about
michael bloomberg is also out pushing the message saying the upcoming debate is one gun control activists can win. >> there are some legislators who think differently or they think that their careers would be limited if they go against the nra. i don't happen to think that's true. the nra was notoriously unsuccessful in the last election term. i create a little pac, and we went against four nra members, in three cases the opponent won. you can beat the nra. >> while the white house task force led by vice president joe biden is considering an array of measures to combat the problem, including reinstating the assault weapons ban, banning high capacity magazines, requiring background and mental health checks, opponents to any changes in the nation's gun laws are using a familiar refrain. >> within minutes we saw politicians run out and try to exploit this tragedy, try to push their political agenda of gun control. >> meanwhile, the chief obstacle to any weapons reform of any kind ever, the nra, stands by this prescription. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be pers
, splashed on the cover, mayor michael bloomberg of new york, vice president joe biden and former congresswoman gabby giffords. the trio are "the gunfighters." time's executive editor joins us now. as you say the around your editorial table and make this decision, do you have the sense this is a seminal moment in the history of the united states and how it deals with the second amendment or is this a fleeting era that is bouncing off the emotions of some very, very sad news stories of late? >> well, certainly we've all lived through a number of mass shootings. the shooting in newtown does feel like it has moved the national mood a bit on this issue. certainly the muscle that the obama administration is putting behind it and this new coalition, a group of powerful faces, mayor bloomberg, vice president biden, gabby giffords, they want to capitalize on this moment in a way we haven't seen happen in a few years. c >> can we are have some new polls that i mentioned with wolf blitzer? it says 55% of those asked now favor stricter gun control laws. you ad that to a man like justice scal
a special report coming out on the gun debate. on the cover, three gun control advocates, michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. richard stengel is "time's" managing editor. tell me, do you think they can change the conversation and actually get something done, or is this going to be sort of blowing in the wind? >> i think newtown, andrea, really did change the conversation. it was so heinous, so disruptive, so disturbing that people have started to look at gun control, gun regulation in a different way. i think the administration, i think the three gun fighters on our cover believe that they can now marshal the great middle of america, even the majority of legal gun owners in america for common sense regulation, for closing the gun show loophole, for having better background checks and all of that sort of thing. i think this is the moment, and i think they will get something done. >> at the same time, in pennsylvania, which is a big gun-supporting state, we've got a big gun show in february, the annual gun show, the people who manage that
michael bloomberg. they're raising a lot of money. one thing i want to point out is that gabby giffords' new group, the americans for responsible solutions has gotten a $1 million donation from a couple in texas and trial lawyers there who were politically active. do you think this type of money and this type of support can beat the nra at its own game? >> i don't think it's a matter of plague partisan politics or anti-nra. i think every american wants to make sure that we have schools that are safe and that our kids are protected no matter what and any cause, and i don't think it's a matter of liberal, moderate or conservative in this matter because it's about human beings and about americans because american lives are at rick. if any of these groups can find a way for the violence to top taking place and the loss of life of young people in schools that's a good thing and i think everybody would be happy and support it because we all want to see it end. >> so that's your approach and someone who from the right has their perspective, but i want to play for everybody what the nra, presid
michael bloomberg who said we're not going to go directly at the nra necessarily. we're going to hit the soft spots. retailers who are sensitive to public opinion, sensitive to potential boycotts. cities are a huge consumer of the gun product, so if cities say, you know what, to the gun manufacturers, well, we are going to use our buying power to make you curb to our wishes, that is a lot more powerful than simply saying we want more gun control. >> ben, before you got here, while you were being -- while you were strip-searched in a busy hallway, we talked about the fact that 45% of gun owners favor gun safety reform. i mean, that -- it's one thing to say the public, right, but the fact that there are contich went -- the nra has constituents that want to see sort of tighter control on, let's say, semi-automatic assault weapons, would seem to suggest that they, too, could come out and maybe use their power to change things. >> i think that's what nobody has quite figured out is how to make them care as much about the regulations as the other 55% care about not having them. i think it
that up. new york city mayor michael bloomberg made a $350 million gift to his alma mater on sunday. over the last 40 years, bloomberg has given $1.1 billion to johns hopkins university. there you go. these old pictures we dug up for you given to us by the college showed what the mayor looked like as a college student. this latest donation makes bloomberg the most generous liing donor to any education institution in the country according to "the new york times" and numbers provided by university officials. there he is back in college. >>> president obama talked about reducing the violence in football in an interview with the new republic. he also said, i'm a big football fan but have to tell you, if i had a son i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. the president will host nba champions, by the way, the miami heat this afternoon. he'll congratulate lebron james and team members on their 2012 season. since we're talking about parties, "snl" did a great spoof of the fun vice president joe biden is having after the inauguration. >> what are you going to do with nacho
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